Food and beverage (F&B) businesses to speed their digital transformation with digital marketing programme subsidised by Enterprise Singapore, Business Insider – Business Insider Singapore

Barney Wallcott / May 30,2020

Programme run by PSB Academy and subsidised by Enterprise Singapore, small and medium (SME) F&B businesses can now arm their staff with a suite of skills in promoting on essential platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram and Email marketing for less than SGD300.
– Media OutReach – 29 May 2020 – As
part of the F&B Digital
Marketing Assistance Scheme by PSB, with programme
fee subsidised by Enterprise Singapore, up to 2 employees of each SME F&B
outfit can now enjoy subsidised fees to earn a Professional
Certificate in Digital Marketing (F&B),
which will be delivered fully online by PSB Academy. 
(From left) Ms Sera Phua, co-founder of Acoustic Café and Ms Leong Veng Khey, manager of Basil Masala’s Kitchen, among many other cafes and restaurants, could benefit from PSB Academy’s Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing (F&B), a short course subsidised by Enterprise Singapore that aims to empower F&B SME owners and staff with essential skills in online marketing.
This programme comes as companies in the F&B
sector, one of the most affected by safe distancing requirements from the
circuit breaker measures, start to double down on their digital transformation
efforts. It will complement the new Digital
Resilience Bonus, part of the Fortitude Budget announced
by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Tuesday (May 26).
The course will be conducted across three days on
three consecutive weekends. Lessons are designed specifically to help F&B
businesses and overcome challenges posed by the current Covid-19 situation,
which might hinder their ability to promote awareness or brand loyalty of their
Leong Veng Khey, manager of the popular vegetarian restaurant Basil’s Masala
Kitchen, located off Race Course Road, said that since the Covid-19
pandemic hit, she was excited to hear about this course, as she feels the need
to capture a slice of the growing meal deliveries market.
“I have to grapple between the difficult choice of
choosing to pay high commission fees charged by popular delivery platforms or
work with limited res to promote her deliveries online,” says Veng Khey.
“This short course on
digital marketing by PSB Academy will impart real
skills for me to start campaigns on Google, Facebook or even Instagram within
days, and empower me to be more independent with my choice of advertising
channels or platforms.”
To prove their mettle and understanding of their newly
found skills, companies that completed the course will be awarded SGD500* if
they can execute and complete one digital marketing campaign.
Ms Sera Phua, the
co-founder of Acoustic Cafe, said that although her cafe has
a Facebook page, she personally feels that she and many other small F&B
business owners often have a common challenge in having their brand stories get
heard online.
“I am very encouraged
by this additional support in course fees and I’m excited about the SGD500*
campaign completion bonus from Enterprise Singapore that will definitely help
small business owners like ourselves to learn valuable hands-on skills and grow
our share of voice,” she added.
“PSB Academy has the
privilege of partnering with Enterprise Singapore to offer this subsidised digital marketing short course, to help alleviate some of the
unprecedented stresses that come with the pressure to transform themselves
digitally and remain sustainable,” says Dr Sam Choon Yin, Dean, PSB Academy. “We
want to guide them through the overwhelming marketing noise and help them
appreciate how some of these advertising platforms might help with a few of
their challenges, like fortifying their channels of communication to customers,
or building resilient s of income from digital platforms. We look forward
to supporting more businesses from the community by imparting practical skills
that a humble coffee shop owner or restauranteur can use, so that we might
weather this storm together.”
*Terms and conditions

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